Today I was assigned to modify an InfoPath form (used in some Windows Workflow 3.0 development) which was built by another developer whom we are no longer in contact with. I kept trying to open the form but kept getting an error which said:
"This form cannot be opened because it requires the domain permission level and it currently has restricted permission. Contact the form author to resolve the issue."
And another message which read:
"Forms that require the domain permission level contain features that access information on a network, such as data connections, linked images, and code."
As I had no means whatsoever to contact the form author to resolve the issue, I thought I would try and open it using different permissions, including different administrator roles, with no success at all.
By the time I finally hit Google to try and work out the solution I was pretty mad. All I wanted to do was just quickly edit a field in the form, and I couldn’t open the file due to some damn restrictions.
Then I found the solution: Right click on the file and select ‘Design’.
Damn double clicking on files. Clinton stupidity strikes again. I can’t believe I hadn’t done that in the first place.